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From: Stockton,CA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 04-12-2002 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65mustang   Click Here to Email 65mustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i bought some new spark plugs and wires and dist, cap, rotor, etc. yesterday and i put all the plugs in on the right side of the engine first and everything was fine. then i go to the pass. side(left side) and i cant get a socket on the plug because it hits the exhaust manifold. what is this about? my 65 didnt have this problem, but for some reason this 66 fastback has a prob. with this. is there any tool i can use to remove the plugs or do i have to remove my exhaust mainfold? any sugg? thanks.

66 fastback 289 C4 w/shiftkit and B&M Pro Stick shifter holley 650 carb edlebrock performer intake 3.80 w/ posi under rider traction bars and front anti sway bar american racing torque thrust wheels

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From: Reno Nv MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-12-2002 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you saying the socket is to wide to fit.Or is it that the socket will not go over the plug becuase there is not enough clearnce?

There is a spark plug socket that has one side cut out of it.So it can fit around things better.


65 coupe,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

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posted 04-13-2002 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67 Fastback   Click Here to Email 67 Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same problem. A thinwall socket took care of the issue for me. Good luck!

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